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09-24-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By CV-6

I think I am glad this bike is not in my sweet...

I think I am glad this bike is not in my sweet spot for size.
09-22-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By CV-6

Something like this worked very well for me...

Something like this worked very well for me removing a dent from one of my projects. The socket served as a slide hammer to remove the implement.
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09-21-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,245
Posted By CV-6

And Mafac 2000 gold calipers. ...

And Mafac 2000 gold calipers.

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09-19-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 404
Posted By CV-6

No. But music plays in my head. Usually...

No. But music plays in my head. Usually something with a fast beat.
09-17-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16,113
Views: 1,672,508
Posted By CV-6

Fifteen miles on a breezy day. Lemond TSX. ...

Fifteen miles on a breezy day. Lemond TSX.


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09-16-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 515
Posted By CV-6

You bet. ...

You bet.




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And below is a sale photo that is closer to the correct...
09-16-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 515
Posted By CV-6

What you cannot see, or maybe you can if you look...

What you cannot see, or maybe you can if you look closely at the photo, is the bike already had a DT panel. Original paint on this frame was for Abel Borne, a shop brand. And I would love to...
09-11-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3,254
Views: 727,086
Posted By CV-6

I think I have been remiss in sharing this. This...

I think I have been remiss in sharing this. This is a true barn find, one of two. I bought this and the frame from the other from Mike Fraysse. The other frame is really rough. This one took...
09-03-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 203,720
Posted By CV-6

Final configuration. ...

Final configuration.
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08-24-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,336
Posted By CV-6

These are my designated gravel bikes ...

These are my designated gravel bikes

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08-18-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By CV-6

Raleigh Pro 531 fork

Raleigh Professional Mk V 531 fork with 230mm steerer. Threads in VG condition. See photos for details (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cv-6enterprises/?). $110 shipped in CONUS. Offers...
08-17-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By CV-6

Be aware you cannot paint a bike with chrome. ...

Be aware you cannot paint a bike with chrome. Chroming is a process that can be expensive if done right. AFA color combos, take a look at pics of chrome bikes and see what appeals to you. Chrome...
08-15-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,790
Posted By CV-6

Today riding FMB Paris-Roubaix 25mm at 85 front...

Today riding FMB Paris-Roubaix 25mm at 85 front and rear. I weigh 225 lb. I know experts are recommending lower pressure for the front, but when you brake, your weight shifts forward.
08-14-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,226
Posted By CV-6

If there is doubt, then it is not your grail.

If there is doubt, then it is not your grail.
08-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,405
Posted By CV-6

What to do? Ride it. If you like it...

What to do?

Ride it. If you like it enough,you keep it. If not, you sell it so someone else can enjoy it.
08-02-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By CV-6

@francophile Thanks, but too new for what...

@francophile


Thanks, but too new for what I am wanting to do.
07-29-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By CV-6

74 Raleigh Pro Frame and Fork 21in

Time for this to move on. 74 Raleigh Pro in the less common silver and black, A9472 in the 21 inch CTC size. This is for the frame, fork, Campag bottom bracket, Campag headset. This bike is not...
07-23-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By CV-6

My Unicorn as arrived. 753 Lejeune

After 15 plus years of searching, I found and purchased a Baco built 753 Lejeune. Unfortunately it suffered damage during shipment and will be going out in the next week or so to Jack at Franklin...
07-09-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,556
Posted By CV-6

I have non-Campagnolo grease in a Campagnolo tub.

I have non-Campagnolo grease in a Campagnolo tub.
07-09-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,556
Posted By CV-6

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07-05-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,323
Posted By CV-6

Dura Ace would certainly look good on this....

Dura Ace would certainly look good on this. Superbe Pro another good choice. I did both. Pics below. A more economical choice might be Shimano 600 Tri-Color or Suntour Cyclone.
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07-05-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By CV-6

Came across this a while back...

Came across this a while back (https://somervillebikes.wordpress.com/2020/03/01/how-to-install-metal-fenders-part-i-achieving-a-proper-arc-radius/)
07-02-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 209,600
Posted By CV-6

Marilyn Chambers....known for appearing on the...

Marilyn Chambers....known for appearing on the Ivory Snow box. :innocent:


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07-02-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16,113
Views: 1,672,508
Posted By CV-6

Took the John Howard out for a ride. Creve...

Took the John Howard out for a ride. Creve Coeur, Fee Fee Greenway, and roads. 26.2 miles. A bike I should ride more.

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06-24-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By CV-6

Sold

Sold
06-19-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16,113
Views: 1,672,508
Posted By CV-6

First extended ride for the 650B Carré Sauvage...

First extended ride for the 650B Carré Sauvage Lejeune today on the Katy. Running Gran Bois Lierre 38, the bike accelerated nicely and soaked up a lot of the roughness of the trail. Crossed the...
06-18-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,790
Posted By CV-6

L134 Thanks for the report. Those will for sure...

L134 Thanks for the report. Those will for sure get a look when I am in the market.

Allow me to add another high end choice. Specialized Turbo Hell of the North 28mm. These are pricey, but I...
06-17-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By CV-6

I have been riding French since 1972 and have...

I have been riding French since 1972 and have never had an issue with the front derailleur not fitting or being loose.
06-16-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By CV-6

I have two 971 frames, both Bernard Carré. Both...

I have two 971 frames, both Bernard Carré. Both are fun riders, responsive and soak up the road buzz. Grab that frame.

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06-16-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By CV-6

Yet another Bernard Carré

MODS: Can you move this post to C&V? I would have deleted and redone it but delete post seems to have disappeared.

Is there a Bernard Carré Anonymous group out there? Maybe I should found one.
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06-12-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By CV-6

I buy bikes I drooled over in the younger days...

I buy bikes I drooled over in the younger days when I could not afford them.
06-11-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,836
Posted By CV-6

Carpe Diem. You may never see the like again.

Carpe Diem. You may never see the like again.
06-11-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,790
Posted By CV-6

We all know tires make the ride. It was proven...

We all know tires make the ride. It was proven to me once again over the last few days. I acquired a 78 Team Champion and just so I could ride it, I threw some Pelissier 2000/GP4s on it mounting...
06-11-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,790
Posted By CV-6

Tire Alert (https://www.tirealert.com/prices) ...

Tire Alert (https://www.tirealert.com/prices)

$16 each for new base tape. If you spring for that, you may as well spend another $20 to get the tubes replaced. Personally, I would buy new tires.
05-30-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By CV-6

Bad news. It its damaged. Good news. You...

Bad news. It its damaged.

Good news. You can still use it to learn how to repaint.
05-13-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,063
Posted By CV-6

Finished for now. ...

Finished for now.

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05-08-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By CV-6

Pelissier 2000 front hub, 36o. VG condition

For your consideration, a very nice Pelissier 2000 front hub 36o, missing the QR. I can probably provide one, but it will not be Pelissier. This hub was sold to me as NOS and likely is NOS. It...
04-27-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By CV-6

Lemond steel late 80s, early 90s, 3Rensho, Zunow.

Lemond steel late 80s, early 90s, 3Rensho, Zunow.
04-18-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By CV-6

Wait until you are old and don't remember details.

Wait until you are old and don't remember details.
04-08-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,597
Views: 316,022
Posted By CV-6

Waiting on hardware for the rear. ...

Waiting on hardware for the rear.

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04-05-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,474
Posted By CV-6

Why yes, I do like chrome road bikes. I like...

Why yes, I do like chrome road bikes. I like chrome track bikes also.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7184/6891783109_9cf8efebd3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bv1c1H)ca 69 Champ du Monde...
04-04-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,508
Posted By CV-6

Correct. A humorous bit about Ray opening...

Correct.

A humorous bit about Ray opening the box. I asked him if he wanted to open the box and he immediately said , "Where's my knife!" I think he was as stoked as I to get the bike.
04-03-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,508
Posted By CV-6

Does NOS NIB count? Ray Florman doing the...

Does NOS NIB count?

Ray Florman doing the honors. In the box 37 years. It had been opened for photos.

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04-01-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,266
Posted By CV-6

Central Missouri ...

Central Missouri

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03-12-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By CV-6

Glad this frame got a good home. Enjoy the ride.

Glad this frame got a good home. Enjoy the ride.
02-17-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,697
Posted By CV-6

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49021586102_4e15bf7e14_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hFSrEo)DSCN2596 (https://flic.kr/p/2hFSrEo) by L Travers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cv-6enterprises/), on...
02-09-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,983
Posted By CV-6

I had good luck cleaning up a frame starting with...

I had good luck cleaning up a frame starting with rubbing compound, then going to clear coat safe rubbing compound to finish. And I believe mine was in worse shape. Of course try it in an...
02-04-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By CV-6

Today At Billy Goat Bicycles in St Louis

Dropped in to kill some time and found a bit of treasure. It is a DeLay's Special by J. DeLay of Chicago. Dirk dates it 1890s, Mike dated it 1910s. It is being prepared to go to a new home on the...
02-03-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 25,882
Posted By CV-6

New to the stable since the last one.. ...

New to the stable since the last one..

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02-01-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By CV-6

:thumb: I woke up.

:thumb:

I woke up.
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